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-called self-defense groupings. al jazerra's david mercer has this story. >> reporter: he raps about life in his town. battling the nights templar drug cartel and how their fight, however dangerous, will never be in vain. after living in oregon for the past 20 years, he returned to rural mexico where he was born, he soon found himself in the middle of a war. but instead of fleeing hennessy and his brother fought back. >> it's our town, it's our place, it's our home. what are we going do? why are we going to leave, man? >> reporter: hennessy says the templar cartel drove him to defend his people. >> when you go to a home just because you have guns and saying i am taking your daughter or this and that, that's wrong, man. >> reporter: hennessy, along with his father and brother, are part of a 20,000 strong vigilante movement that sprung up to combat the knights templar drug cartel. for years heavily armed cartel members have controlled hundreds of towns, extorting, kidnapping and killing, finally last year people had enough. tired of suspected ties between local law enforce. and the templars
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pat trolled by a civil defense force, by an opposition civil defense force. wisaw today the official -- we saw today the officials in kiev, the operating government, as it were, disband. those are theright police. these are the guys that are blamed for the terrible violence last week that killed dozens of civilian protesters in and around independence square at the height of the fighting. there is a lot of healing to do as well. but, you know, when you start disbanding forces like this, when you start changing things, you can create a little bit of uneasiness, unrest and what they don't want is a vacuum. they also don't want anyone having power that shouldn't have you ever have power. it's a tricky time for new officials. there is no official government in plates. there is an acting president. there is a parliament, but it is a very tenuous time for ukraine right now, joie. >> jennifer glass with us from sebastipol. >>> in passing this hour, an important figure of the u.s. civil rights movement, chalk weigh lamumba, the unlikely mayor of jackson, mississippi died tuesday of heart fa
authorities to rethink how they deal with the so-called self defense groups. while the mexicans formerly tried to disarm them, they changed tactics. now they're working with the vigilantes, and at this point it is an arrangement that works out. arrested one of the knights templar, eltio, who wouldn't have been caught without information from the self defense groups. now the army is further legitimizing theville vigilante groups. >> if they are with us not against us, all these months that have been coming back they haven't been fully with us. we now worry about us getting disarmed out in operations and that kind of thing. now the government with us, who is going to disarm us? good the road po to peace in micuacan won't come easy. this is a war they say that's already gone on far too long. david mercer, al jazeera, qualkaman, mexico. >> coming up next on "america tonight," paralyzed, the medical mystery alarming parents and puzzling the doctors. what's behind this polio like illness that's putting children at risk. while you were asleep news was happening. >> here are the stories we're followin
of self defense. >> denied there were troops in crimea? >> yes, he did. >> reporter: these tweets from reporters on the ground seem to confirm american assertions that the mystery soldiers are from full-fledged russian military units. yesterday, ambassador said people in crimea and elsewhere invan were being targeted and attacked. >> when the life and security of the residents of crimea are subject to threats due to at a timeo gangs and nationalists we would like to say russia's actions are appropriate and legitmat >> reporter: there have been protests but there are no reports of deaths or serious injury since the interim government took over. >> there has been no surge in crime, no surge in mopolitical rhetoric pub here the russian government would have you believe against all of the evidence that there have been mass defenses from ukrainians to russia or mass attacks on churches in eastern ukraine. >> hasn't happened either. >> this coincides with our interests to protect those people who we consider are closely linked to us. >> one crisis, two different realities. and at some point
's doorstep. in brussels, u.s. defense secretary hagueel met with counter parts. return's military exercises and its intentions towards ukraine are topic number one. >> we expect other nations to respect ukraine's sovereignty and avoid provocative actions. i sessionpect russia to be transparent about these activities and i urge them not to take any steps that could be misinterpreted or lead to miscalculation. during a very delicate time. what the west does not want is a provocation that tips exercises into real violence. but if this continues to play out in the streets with the russian majority of crimea, it would not take much to set this tinder box alight. >> my first message, no boots on the ground. we are committed to the territorial integrity and unity of my country. and the new government will do everything and use all legal means to stabilize the situation in crimea. >> a ukranian problem, he said, that would only be solved by ukranians. >> intentionally or not, it seems that vladimir putin with a combination of military exercises scramble fighter jones and protection for the deposed
, by incorporating them into a rural defense force. hennessey and others are willing to register if they can continue their controls. >> if they are with us, they are not against us. they are fully with us. we worry about us getting disarmed out in operations and that thing. now the government is with us. who is going to disarm us? >> the road to peace will not come easily. hennessey and riccardo are happy they no longer have though stand alone. >> this is a war that has gone on too long. >> coming up next on "america tonight". paralyzed. the medical mostry alarming parents and -- mystery alarming parents and puzzling doctors. what is behind this polio illness putting children at risk. >> a mystery illness is baffling doctors in california, terrifying parents and spontaneously paralyzing a vulnerable target, young children. the symptoms are a lot like polio. sheila mcvicar has the story. >> sophia jarvis is four years old. before her second birthday she had trouble breathing and flu-like symptoms. her family took her to the doctor. >> as we left the appointment sophia went to the trshure box to grab
children are afraid of your defenses. >> what started here as a protest movement has escalated beyond what most of the demonstrators could have imagined and it's not over yet. >> and now following up with the latest developments in crimea. al jazeera's jennifer glasse joins us from simferopol. jen. >> taking ore ukrainian bases really walking on i spent most of the last two days, one base about a 20 minute drive from here on the road to yalta. the two commanders have spoken a couple of times but the ukrainian commander inside the base says he won't give up. we have seen russian forces just take over some other bases digging in at the base where i was they have a camp laid out, they have -- they've got tents already. they're in for the long haul here. we've seen troops working all over town and worries tonight that there may be a deadline from the forces for the ukrainians to surrender. the rumors have been flying around all day. tensions are high. certainly we haven't seen a shot fired but certainly it is a tense situation here with russian forces and ukrainian forces facing off just a few
of self defense. >> reporter: these tweets and reporters on the ground seem to confirm american assertions, that the mystery soldiers are from full-fledged russian military units. people in crimea and elsewhere in ukraine were being targeted and attacked. >> when the life and security of the residents of crimea are being subjected to real threats due to the irresponsible provocative actions of gangs and ultra nationalists, we would like to emphasize that russia's actions are appropriate and legitimate. >> there have been protests, but no deaths or serious injuries since the interim government took over. >> there has been no surge in crime, no surge in looting, no political retribution. the russian government would have you believe against all of the evidence that there have been mass defections of ukrainianss to russia or attacks on churches in the eastern ukraine. that hasn't happened either. >> interpreter: this coincides with our interests to protect those people who we consider closely linked to us. >> reporter: one crisis, two different realities, and at some point, for diplomacy to p
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